He suffered the injury Monday night on a drive to the bucket. Batum's knee appeared to give out while making his move toward the basket, forcing him to crumble and clutch his left knee in pain.
Batum spoke briefly with reporters at the Practice Facility on Tuesday via Blazersedge:
"When I came home and seen the video, it was like, 'I'm done for the season.' I couldn't sleep last night. I was very scared. On the video, I know something happened... It's a big deal. It's a big deal for me. I was scared and I was so happy after that [MRI result]... [I have] a little bit [of swelling] ... [Last's year's] was a different thing... I just received a hit... [This year] it just twist a little bit. Not a big deal... I watched the video 20 times."
Batum received an MRI with an identical result ("bone contusion") on the same left knee on January 28, 2011, almost exactly a year ago.
The Blazer guard also told reporters that he received calls and texts from Ian Mahinmi and Tony Parker expressing concern over his injury and that he was very concerned about not being available to play alongside them in the 2012 Olympics.